Feminine Voice Techniques

Introduction

This document is a collection of practical suggestions and ideas for self-help in the feminisation of the voice, developed by a group of male-to-female transsexuals within the Looking Glass Society.

Neither hormones nor genital surgery will 'un-break' a male voice, and voice-changing surgery is widely regarded as inadvisable, in ...

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Changing the Vocal Characteristics of a Postoperative Transsexual Patient: A Longitudinal Study.

Abstract

by Kay H. Mount and Shirley J. Salmon

Audiology and Speech Pathology Service, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri.

The vocal characteristics of a 63-year-old individual who underwent male-to-female sex reassignment surgery were evaluated. Treatment was designed to alter inappropriate male voice characteristics. Speech goals were to

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Selected References: Speech Therapy and the Transsexual Voice

With abstracts and commentary by Dr. Anne Lawrence

  1. Wolfe V, Ratusnik D, Smith F, Northrop G (1990) Intonation and Fundamental Frequency in Male-to-Female Transsexuals. J Speech Hearing Disord 55: 43-50.20 male-to-female transsexuals produced speech recordings for acoustic analysis and listener evaluation. Listeners identified 9 of the speakers as female ...
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